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Associated Press Award Winning Writer

About Me

I've covered a little of everything for a variety of mediums. Newspapers, TV, radio, content marketing, social content and SEO implementation. 

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My Writing Samples

Area schools have few minority teachers

After the tardy bell has sounded and area students have taken seats in various classes throughout their respective schools, seldom do they find a black teacher waiting for them at the front of the room.

https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/area-schools-have-few-minority-teachers/gW7hjFB8J8ZFxY9jVyCH9I/

My 15 minutes in the spotlight with the Big Man

It was 2008 and I was a sophomore at Wright State University. Like most of my father’s generation, I grew up a Bruce Springsteen fan and my sole ambition that year was to arrange a 15-minute phone interview with Clemons to air on my weekly college radio show.

https://www.journal-news.com/news/local/minutes-spotlight-with-the-big-man/4eWkjHfsDpuXpfphMKJM0H/

Fire cuts will increase response times

Officials say the impact of the fire department’s 11 percent cut to personnel next year will be two-fold: EMS and fire response times will increase; and the Middletown Division of Fire will rely more than ever on neighboring agencies for assistance.

https://www.journal-news.com/news/local/fire-cuts-will-increase-response-times/3knqPJQ29K71shzRO9nvZI/

Plane crash survivor says it was 'surreal'

The last 24 hours have been “surreal” for Wilson Bowles. On Wednesday he was one of four riding in a single-engine airplane when it crashed.

https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/plane-crash-survivor-says-was-surreal/TWhIxXYtRFBZMasuC8eC8M/

Uecker has voice for movies, respect for Cleveland

Bob Uecker, who has done Milwaukee Brewers radio play-by-play for 39 years, played broadcaster Harry Doyle in the Major League film and its two sequels. Uecker, 74, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003 as a broadcaster.

https://www.journal-news.com/sports/uecker-has-voice-for-movies-respect-for-cleveland/Rw9LzP8GjRXRjqAQoiBNVL/

Experience

Senior Communications Specialist

I am responsible for clearly communicating policies that impact our community and protect the environment. Responsibilities span community relations, media relations, marketing, internal messaging, social media and website management, crisis communications and regulatory/legislative support.

Company: Ross Environmental Services

I worked there from 1/2021 until now

Media Relations & Content Marketing Specialist

Media liaison for a Cleveland-based company that makes protective headgear for the military and law enforcement. Original content spotlights cutting edge research, the origins of traumatic brain injury and the growing number of products we produce to keep our men and women in uniform safe.

Company: Team Wendy Inc.

I worked there from 8/2019 until 12/2020

Communications Director

I oversaw brand development, in-house communications, news media/community relations, social media and marketing for a prominent Dayton area staffing agency.

Company: BarryStaff Inc.

I worked there from 6/2016 until 8/2019

TV Reporter / Multimedia Journalist

As an on-air reporter for WHIO-TV, I wrote and presented two complete television packages per day. A typical day included at least two live shots from the field. I was privileged to work with a great group of photographers, producers and editors on a daily basis. Prior to my promotion to full-time TV reporter, I worked as a multimedia journalist (MMJ). I would pitch, shoot, write, edit and front TV stories for WHIO-TV. This is commonly known as a "one-man band."

Company: Cox Media Group (WHIO-TV)

I worked there from 1/2012 until 6/2016

Newspaper Reporter

I covered a Middletown city beat that spanned local politics, police and fire, crime, finance and community events. Also covered an education beat that included five public school districts, three parochial schools and a Miami University regional campus.

Company: Cox Media Group (Middletown Journal)

I worked there from 7/2010 until 12/2011

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